I bought my care almost new, 9000 miles on it. It's my 2nd Hyundai.
My last one, an Elantra ran 237,000 miles, literally problem free until the transmission fell out. Damn good car. So good thought I would buy another. She runs great but has severe electrical problems. Dealership said nothing wrong but I have replaced every single bulb in that car no less than 3 times in under five years.
There was a recall for the brake lights and I took it to the dealership. Still happens.
Paint job is the worst. It's obvious the car has NO primer on it. The paint on the hood and above the windshield has been peeling in chunks, literally chunks all this time. Car looks like it's 15 yrs old.
How she drives
Fix the cheap paint jobs and whatever is wrong with the electrical.
Lot of complaints about these two issues on the website.
Not sure I will buy another. Car is five years old, not a dent or scratch on it but lots of rust and chunks of paint coming off daily.
I'm at 57k miles now. Currently my car is sitting with a locked ignition and steering wheel waiting to be repaired. The car looks nice and does well on the highway. However, if it is plastic, it is broken or will break soon. So far, visors are broken, the front skirt is cracked, paint flaking everywhere, driver's seat only goes back, not up, the seat adjustment control falls off every time I get out the car, the passenger side view mirror housing is broken ($300 paint & replacement) and yesterday my back driver's side door handle fell off. This car is built of extremely CHEAP materials. The interior is very worn also despite being a 2007 that isn't heavily driven. Never again!
Good acceleration on V6 model.
Use better materials to build these cars... paint, metal, plastics. Cheap built car. Spending a fortune in repairing cosmetics. Also needs more leg room on driver's side
I have a 2007 Sonata that has 113K miles on it.
I brought it in for a ticking noise in engine-was told it 'could' be a lifter; engine has oil so was told to keep driving it.
Next day on highway, noise got worse & bang, no power & oil ran out of bottom of engine.
Am being told I need a new engine.
NO info on any TSB on problems with this car.
Am still in it for $7K-am at a loss here & Hyundai takes no responsibility.
Before this issue, car was a dream-no problems whatsoever.
Am baffled, angry & feeling helpless.
No where to turn-no help-no nothing.
I "used" to like this car.
Drove nice, ample room, no issues whatsoever.
Better customer service.
Regular every day people like myself need the personal communication-not some big wig @ the head of the corporation to nix my calls/problem.
I cannot be the only person that owns this make/model/year that has this engine problem.
2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
To start the previous automobile was a 1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra, 190k trouble free miles, tranny went.
Too pricey to replace with Lucerne.
Nearly entire family drives Hyundai's now.
Wish it had a "winter" mode, button to start in 2nd gear... Feel fifth could be leaner.
Excellent acceleration, smooth and quiet, nicely laid out with high enough quality feel and look.
Have near 60k, had one mechanical issue and dealership has been great. Niggling, but
access to high mount stop lamp bulb is crazy, tires have worn out very quickly(not the car's fault)...
Have not had an alignment and I live in Buffalo, which amazes me.
There is nothing really extraordinary in the equipment...
Did want satellite radio, would not drive a sedan w/spoiler on Ultimate, went on vacation the day after buying it sat in garage for three weeks... When I got back from holiday all Hyundai's came with sat radio....
And, no way to add sat radio without aftermarket schlock glued to dash...
Winter mode (2nd gear from stop) for trans, or an AWD system...
I live in Buffalo and appreciate the value of AWD...
But, also realize the case against from the manufacturers perspective....
Legacy and Fusion are only comp I can think of with AWD. Improvements I would like are in the first portion.
2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan w/XM (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I purchase a 2007 hyundai sonata 4 cycl brand new and I have had it for 4 years and during that time this car has not giving me one single problem, even during the winter months this car kept going and going, it also did very well on gas I get up to 22 city and 35 high way. Before I traded the car in for a brand new kia sportage I had over 163000 miles on it.
My favorite thing about this hyundai sonata is the satelite radio.
My only problem with this vehicle was that it rusted too early and it was slightly under powered, and he seats was too light very hard to keep clean.